“Words could not express the dull pain of these things.” As I read Lord of the Flies, these words rocked my whole being. They flooded into every corner of this story. These words were whispered in hushed tones, then spoken through lips staring out to sea, then shouted over the bathing pool, then in panicked … Continue reading Is Lord of the Flies Worth All the Hype?
The 10 best quotes from Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd" and why they're so special.
I watched Ender's Game recently and it reminded me of the book that changed my life. Maybe it's a bit of a stretch to say that it changed my life, but it most definitely changed me. And being a changed person can most definitely change your life. I read Ender's Game in high school English. … Continue reading How Ender’s Game Changed My Life
"Dad keeps saying that it looks like we're just a bunch of people waiting for the world to end." What happened at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe? And what were the "crazy things in the heavens"?
I love Jane Austen, her writing is timeless. Her tales from two centuries ago still resonate with readers today. Austen’s characters are what really propel me to keep reading her work. She peels masks off of them to reveal the truth of personalities. Austen knew how to make a character feel real. Strengths and weaknesses. … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice: Personality types
I don't normally post twice in a week, but I just wanted to wish everyone a happy International Book Day. Keep reading, keep writing, and keep learning! Today's a good reminder for those of us who are working our way through a reading challenge or are writing and trying to publish a book. Share your … Continue reading Happy World Book Day!
Searching through someone's bookshelf is like peeking into their mind, taking a glimpse into their heart, understanding their whole being a little bit more. I love skimming my finger along the spines, each new title intriguing me all the more than the last. I can't share with you everyone's bookshelves that I've ever looked through. … Continue reading My “Bookshelf”